2021 Child Health Advocate and
Nsedu Obot Witherspoon (NOW) Youth Leadership Awards


Nominations are now closed for the 2021 Child Health Advocate awards in Science, Policy, Community Advocacy, Business, Arts/Media, as well as for the NOW Youth Leadership Awards.

The Child Health Advocate Awards honor outstanding children's environmental health leaders (age 22 and up) in Policy, Science, Community, Business, and Arts/Media. These child health champions have gone above and beyond to create systemic change, protecting children from environmental hazards.

The NOW  Youth Leadership Award was created as part of the Children’s Environmental Health Network’s 20th anniversary celebration in 2012, in honor of Executive Director Nsedu Obot Witherspoon.This award honors a young person (ages 10-21 at the time of the nomination) who has demonstrated exceptional environmental health leadership--efforts to protect human health, especially of our most vulnerable populations, through actions including: raising awareness of, advocacy for, and outreach around safer, healthier environments across places. Submissions must come from non-family members. CEHN encourages submissions of nominees that are involved in and committed to environmental health, participate in community action, and have strong leadership skills.

Awardees will selected by a committee of expert judges from the children's environmental health community. Awardees will be honored at our 2021 Child Health Advocate Awards event, which will be held on Children's Environmental Health Day, October 14.

You can view our previous award recipients here.